We all drool over supercars.They are the products of satanic abilities that drive us nuts.
They are subjects of legends and myths that some how become true.
Unfortunately, for most of us, at least, we’ll never get the privilege of driving or owning one.
Even seeing one in person is something that most of us will never experience. It’s just that these supercars are all produced in very limited numbers. But, today it’s time to dream of the top six for 2009.
Price starts at: $1,850,000 (1,460,000 Euros)
Simply put, it’ll rip your face off! The sheer speed of a Pagani in general will scare anyone into never stepping foot near a car again, or if you’re like me, it’ll entice you to get in and keep trying to perfect your driving of it until you’ve got it down to a science. The Pagani Zonda has always been one of my dream cars. And with the arrival of the new Zonda R to show that a modern supercar doesn’t have to be luxurious, like the Bugatti Veyron and the likes, it can still be like the McLaren F1 and just be a pure driving force in the movements of earth. 0-62 mph (0-100km/h) comes up in about 2.7 seconds.
And when you squeeze the Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, you’ll stop you in your tracks with enough force to stop earth from rotating. The new Zonda R will reach a top speed of 217mph (350 km/h). At $1,850,000 (1,460,000 Euros) it’s not cheap, but it’s sure to add a bigger thrill to your life than any woman…
Price starts at: $307,145 (235,740 Euros)
“Super Fast”. That’s what Super Veloce means in English. It’s Lamborghini’s big chance to take out Ferrari, finally. Lamborghini has always been the more raw Italian exotic, but Ferrari has enjoyed the bigger successes in the racing and financial departments. But now Audi and VW own Lamborghini. Now they have one of the best all-wheel drive systems ever to work on a set of sports cars. The LP670-4 SV carries on the legacy of the old Diablo SV, but this time it’s the first SV model with all-wheel drive. Also, it comes with either a 6-speed manual or E-Gear transmission. Ferrari’s F430 Scuderia doesn’t offer anything other than their F1 transmission. Sad.
The new Super Veloce also takes Lamborghini to a whole new level with race track designed performance values. The new wings all help the LP670-4 SV get around a lot faster. Having 670hp and 487lb-ft of torque (660Nm) kind of helps, too. 0-62 mph (0-100km/h) comes up in around 3-seconds. Keep the pedal to the floor and you’ll hit 212 mph (342 km/h) in no time. Due to the rear wing, the top speed is limited aerodynamically to 212 mph (342 km/h). So sad… Thanks to extensive carbon fiber, weight has been saved of 220lbs (100kg). Keep dreaming, because Lamborghini is only selling 350 of these bad boys. Hope you enjoy the sound of the engine and exhaust. The radio is an option. I strongly suggest not clicking that box. It adds weight.
Price starts at: $958,050 (750,000 Euros)
You don’t get a roof or a windscreen. But what you do get is only 75 others being sold around the world(except U.S for some reason). 650hp comes from the same SLR supercharged V8. 0-62 mph (0-100km/h) only takes 3.5 seconds, so they say. It will probably take about 3.3 seconds, in my honest guessing. The SLR Stirling Moss retains the same top speed of the other SLR’s at 217 mph (350 km/h). If you don’t know who the British born Stirling Moss is, you should. He is one of the finest racing drivers ever to touch a steering wheel.
He has a tradition with Mercedes-Benz Grand-Prix racing. He won his first Formula 1 race with Mercedes in 1955, their last year in racing for a long time. He is without a doubt the best driver to never win a Formula 1 title. He was runner up four times in his career. In 66 races he won 16 Grands-Prix and drove with 5-time F1 Drivers’ Champion Juan Manuel Fangio. The main reason for the new, special SLR being named after him is for his winning in European racing in the 50′s with Mercedes SLRs. He also holds the fastest record for the fastest win in Mille Miglia history in 1955 with a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR at just 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds, finishing about 30 minutes ahead of the second place Juan Manuel Fangio.
Bet you didn’t realize there was an SLR in the 50′s. In England for many years, including today, speeders were often asked who they thought they were, Stirling Moss? when pulled over. That’s how much of a national icon he is.
Price starts at: $1,000,000 (769,053 Euros)
My second favorite car on this list. I love Aston Martins. They are some of the best sports cars in the world. Now, though, they go for broke with the One-77. It’s probably the most you unique car here. It isn’t supposed to be some crazy racing car, neither is it meant to be some great, elegant GT car. It’s more or less supposed to meet right in the middle.
With the right amount of speed, 0-60 mph (0-96km/h) should only take 3.5 seconds, or less. Top speed is rather low in comparison to the rest of the bunch at a little over 200 mph. Then again, when did we start thinking that 200 mph was slow? It is, however, the modern benchmark of any supercar. Aston Martin, in my opinion, always seems to blend the best amount of sport and luxury in a car that always feels and drives very well. Each car they currently offer, from the V8 Vantage to the DBS, is just a great car to be in for every reason. This one will be no different, with its 7.3 liter 700hp V12. This will, however, be the first Aston Martin that does with a real diet, at just 3306lbs (1500kg). Quite a bit skinnier than any other Aston.
Only 77 cars will be offered at around $1,000,000 (769,053 Euros) or more. I’d bet that this Aston will be just like the others, at home on the highway, and always a pleasure to drive around the race track. I’ll take two…
Price starts at: $1,755,405 (1,305,000 Euros)
It’s a Bugatti Veyron. What isn’t there to lust after? This one is even more special. It is an anniversary car for Bugatti’s 100 year mark for being in the automotive world. 0-60 mph (0-96km/h) in 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 250 mph (402 km/h) makes this the fastest luxury supercar ever.
Where the McLaren F1 came along and turned the world upside down in the late 20th century, the Veyron came along and did the exact same thing for the 21st century. It only comes in a 7-speed automatic that is ultra luscious. This model, the Bleu Centenaire, is a limited car finished only in sprintblue matte with a snowbeige all leather interior.
Price starts at: $392,954 (301,600 Euros)
Easily my favorite car on this list. Gumpert has long said about their standard Apollo that it will drive at top speed upside down in a tunnel and have enough downforce to sustain the upside down drive. I would love to see what that feels like.
There’s something about a car that will drive upside down as fast as it will right side up. Plus, this one actually comes with a clutch pedal. A sequential gearbox is standard, as in the regular Apollo. It’s nearly impossible for any of us to control a car without a sequential gearbox these days. The cars are just too damn fast. The Apollo Speed is no different!
Ordering a Gumpert Apollo Speed is like trying to figure out which desert you want. Each engine is a twin-turbo 4.2 liter V8 sourced from Audi making either 650hp, 700hp or 800hp. Whoa, hello! What does set this Apollo Speed apart from the standard Apollo is the weight savings and increased aerodynamics. Most of the exterior design has been altered, in fact, to appeal to better speed and racing abilities. 0-62 mph (0-100km/h) comes up in just 3-seconds flat. That’s very special. With the increased aerodynamic design and wheel covers to help the air pass by smoothly, comes a higher top speed of over 223 mph (360 km/h).
People always find the Gumpert to be an unapealing looking car, but I find it very beautiful. I love every aspect of it. I love that you can change the settings of everything from inside the car to aid your racing abilities and the current track you’re racing. I never thought it was that amazing looking until I saw two in person and couldn’t gain strength enough in my knees to get off the floor. 124 mph (200 km/h) flies by in just 8.9 seconds. I can’t wait to see how fast it is around Top Gear’s test track, since the current Apollo SE is their fastest car at 1:17.1. That’s a good bit faster than the Bugatti Veyron’s time of 1:18.3. I know what I’m asking Santa for this Christmas!
Well, there you have it. These are the top 6 cars of the year by Global Motors’ standards. Hey, it’s okay, we can’t afford them either. We’re left to dream just like you… The only difference is we at least get to go and see them at certain times. I know, I like to brag about that.
- Range Rover Evoque gets a wide bodykit from Prior Design
- BMW Gran Lusso Coupe concept revealed – the ultimate luxury coupe
- McLaren 50 12C & 12C Spider announced to celebrate 50 years of McLaren
- Ford will close all their manufacturing plants in Australia by 2016
- Mansory Stallone tuning package for Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
- Lotus Exige S Roadster with 345 hp now available to order – EU prices start from 55,378 EUR plus local taxes
- Chevrolet Spark EV priced from $27,495 – lease from $199 per month
- Hennessey VelociRaptor SUV based on Ford F-150 Raport revealed – priced from $149,500
- Limited Edition Megane Renaultsport Red Bull Racing RB8 revealed
- Nissan GT-R Gentleman Edition announced in France
- Aston Martin, Bugatti, Gumpert, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, Pagani, Supercars
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